Did the New York Giants get a steal in UDFA WR Binjimen Victor?

New York Giants, Binjimen Victor
Oct 6, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) makes a catch for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Indiana Hoosiers defensive back Andre Brown Jr. (14) at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a look at UDFA Binjimen Victor and if the New York Giants gained a solid talent in the wideout:

Binjimen Victor didn’t start a single game for the Ohio State Buckeyes in his first three seasons with the team. He played a total of 21 games from 2016 to 2018, but he saw an increase in production and reps in 2019. Over 12 games last year, he posted 573 yards and six touchdowns.

Victor has a lanky body with extremely long arms allowing him to challenge contested balls in the air. In 2017, he recorded seven touchdowns on 23 receptions. That’s 1/3 of his catches resulting in points. In 2019, he logged six touchdowns, proving that he can be a solid red zone and deep-ball threat for the Giants if he makes the active roster.

Despite not starting any games in his first three years he was consistently utilized as a menace on offense. As a former four-star recruit, Victor undoubtedly has the talent to be a solid pass catcher in the NFL.

At 6-foot-4 and 198 pounds, he is lanky and long, which indicates he could probably use some extra muscle mass. I imagine the Giants will try to bulk him up a bit and make him stronger off the line of scrimmage. At this point in time, he is strictly a vertical receiver and can glide into slant routes delivering a large wingspan for Daniel Jones to utilize.

While Victor isn’t the fastest pass-catcher on the field at any given time, posting a 4.6 40-yard dash, he has extremely long strides and a massive catch radius supplementing some of his speed. His 16.1 yards per catch average over his career is astounding and gives the Giants a real deep threat alongside Darius Slayton.

Realistically, he will need to earn one of the final few slots at the position if not land on the practice squad. He is competing against Corey Coleman, Cody Core, Derrick Dillon, Da’Mari Scott, David Sills, and Reggie White Jr. for a roster spot.

Reggie White Jr. and Victor have a similar body frame, with the latter of the two being two inches taller and weighing about 10 pounds less. If the former Ohio State wideout can harness his natural abilities and put a few more pounds of muscle on, he could easily earn a back-end wide receiver spot. With the injuries at the position in 2019, the Giants could use some more depth-talent to rely on.


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